Map of Kandy in Sri Lanka

Kandy Climate

Kandy is not a capital city. It resides in Sri Lanka in Asia.

Best time to visit Kandy

It is very easy to say when the best time to visit Kandy is because it is throughout the year! This is because temperatures are at a comfortable level (between twenty °C (68.0°F) and thirty °C (86.0°F) roughly. The great news is that this means you can plan many activities and extreme weather won't slow you down! That doesn't mean to say that there won't be some rain here or there, but you can book a trip with quite flexible dates.


The warmest time of year in Kandy is in April when it is 26.1°C / 79.0°F on average. However, going by the maximum temperatures, the warmest month is March at 31.4°C / 88.5°F. On the other hand, the coldest time of year in Kandy is in January when it is 23.35°C / 74.0°F on average, but could get down to 18.4°C / 74.0°F minimum.

  • Freezing months: 0 (0°C / 32.0°F and below)
  • Cold months: 0 (0°C / 32.0°F to 10°C / 50.0°F)
  • Cool months: 0 (10°C / 50.0°F to 20°C / 68.0°F)
  • Warm months: 12 (20°C / 68.0°F to 30°C / 86.0°F)
  • Hot months: 0 (30°C / 86.0°F to 40°C / 104.0°F)
  • Boiling months: 0 (40°C / 104.0°F and above)

Kandy Climate Chart

Below are the climate charts for Kandy which resides in Sri Lanka.

Temperature tables

The first table is for the average temperatures across the year in degrees Celsius. The cells that are BLUE show the coldest months and the cells that are PINK show the hottest months.

Month:JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Average Temperature in °C23.3524.225.5526.125.6524.824.4524.424.2524.424.223.65
Max Temperature in °C28.329.931.431.129.828.227.82828.328.628.427.8
Min Temperature in °C18.418.519.721.121.521.421.120.820.220.22019.5

This second table is for the average temperatures across the year in degrees Fahrenheit. Cells in BLUE are the coldest months and cells in PINK are the hottest months.

Month:JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Average Temperature in °F74.075.678.079.078.276.676.075.975.775.975.674.6
Max Temperature in °F82.985.888.588.085.682.882.082.482.983.583.182.0
Min Temperature in °F65.165.367.570.070.770.570.069.468.468.468.067.1

Rainfall figures

This table is for the amount of rainfall (both in millimetres and inches) and number of rainy days in Kandy throughout the year.

Month:JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Total rainfall in MM79.474.271.9187.7144131.9128.1112.8155.2263.7295.6195.7
Total rainfall in Inches3.12.92.87.45.75.25.04.46.110.411.67.7
Total number of rainy days658141115141313171614
Chances of rain19.4%17.9%25.8%46.7%35.5%50.0%45.2%41.9%43.3%54.8%53.3%45.2%

Kandy Climate Graph

Below is a climate graph for Kandy, Sri Lanka. It shows the average temperatures throughout the year in degrees Celsius and also the average total rainfall in millimetres for each month.

Kandy Climate Graph with temperatures in °C and rainfall in millimetres

Below is a climate graph for Kandy, Sri Lanka with the average temperatures throughout the year in Fahrenheit and also the average total rainfall in inches for each month.

Kandy Climate Graph with temperatures in °F and rainfall in inches